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Vice President Pence Leaves Colts Game Early After Players Kneel During National Anthem

Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game early today after players with the opposing team knelt during the national anthem. Pence announced his departure on Twitter, saying he would not “dignify any event” that disrespects the anthem, the flag or U.S. soldiers. President Donald Trump later weighed in, saying on Twitter that he asked the vice president to leave if…

Protesters Outraged Over Deadly Police Shooting in Utah

Black Lives Matter demonstrators gathered outside police headquarters in Salt Lake City this afternoon to protest a prosecutor’s decision not to file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a 50-year-old man. Videos of the incident, which occurred in August, were released on Wednesday when the decision was announced. They appeared to show that Patrick Harmon, 50, was shot as…

Las Vegas Gunman’s Nightstand Note Contained Figures For Wind, Trajectory And Distance: Officials

A note containing handwritten numbers for wind, trajectory, and distance was discovered by Steven Paddock’s body inside the Las Vegas hotel room where he took his life last Sunday after slaughtering 58 people and injuring hundreds, officials have confirmed. Law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation confirmed to ABC News on Sunday that the note found on Paddock’s hexagon-shaped nightstand…

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein Ousted From Weinstein Co.

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Co., effective immediately, three days after an expose detailed decades of allegations of sexual abuse against the movie mogul. In a statement, the company’s board of directors announced his termination Sunday night, capping the swift downfall of one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers and expelling him from the company he co-created. “In light…

OJ Simpson Released From Prison After Serving 9 Years For Vegas Robbery

O.J. Simpson is a free man. After spending nine years in prison for a Las Vegas robbery, the former NFL star walked out of Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Institute at 12:08 a.m. local time Sunday, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. Dressed in jeans and a jean jacket — the same type of prison denim that he wore during his parole hearing…

NFL Players Kneel During Anthem at London Game

Players for both the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints took a knee on the field today during the opening moments of a football game in London, the day after President Trump tweeted that it is “very important” that players stand up for the playing of the national anthem. Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills, tight end Julius Thomas and safety Michael Thomas took a knee for…

Knife Attack at Marseille Train Station Leaves at Least 2 Dead

At least two people were killed after a knife-wielding man allegedly attacked people at a train station in Marseille, France, an official said. The suspect was shot and killed by French soldiers after the incident at the Saint Charles train station in the port city in southern France, according to a spokesperson for the interior minister. The spokesperson said terror…

San Juan mayor says focus needs to be on ‘saving lives,’ not Puerto Rico’s debt

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, whom President Donald Trump slammed on Twitter for “poor leadership,” said she would meet with the president when he visits the island Tuesday if she is invited to do so. Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz also told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” that with the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria, the focus should be…

NFL Teams Respond to Trump With Non-Participation, Kneeling in Protest

ABC NEWS- NFL players, teams and owners across the league responded Sunday to President Trump’s criticism of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, with some kneeling, others locking arms and still others choosing not to participate in the national anthem ceremony at all. As the “Star-Spangled Banner” played at Soldier Field in Chicago for the noon game between…